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Kindakrof
Caldari
Deep Core Mining Inc.
Posted - 2007.12.24 14:20:00 - [1]
 

Edited by: Kindakrof on 25/12/2007 02:20:17
Edited by: Kindakrof on 25/12/2007 02:19:41
there is no gravity in space. So why aren't the ships in EVE flying with random sides down?

I hate to see a blob of ships all of them with their bottom facing in the same direction,
It'd be alot more fun if they were just random

Oops.. made a silly mistake with my physics there. I still don't reread my posts before posting them.

edit2 : mistakes often lead to hilarity :D:D:D

Sister Impotentata
Elite Angels Of Death
Posted - 2007.12.24 14:24:00 - [2]
 

We align ourselves with the local ecliptic.

lofty29
Aliastra
Posted - 2007.12.24 14:39:00 - [3]
 

Because it makes it a ****load less confusing.

Avery Fatwallet
Posted - 2007.12.24 15:19:00 - [4]
 

Originally by: Kindakrof
there is no gravity in space.


Very Happy

i just had to quote that Very Happy

Lardarz B'stard
Amarr
Imperial Shipment
Posted - 2007.12.24 15:22:00 - [5]
 

Originally by: Kindakrof
there is no gravity in space

Yup.
There is no gravity.
In space.

ReaperOfSly
Gallente
Underworld Protection Agency
South Pole Dancers
Posted - 2007.12.24 15:27:00 - [6]
 

Originally by: Kindakrof
there is no gravity in space.


The Earth is in space. What do you think it is that keeps things stuck to its surface?

Sereifex Daku
Firestorm Projects
Capital Storm
Posted - 2007.12.24 15:52:00 - [7]
 

Originally by: ReaperOfSly
Originally by: Kindakrof
there is no gravity in space.


The Earth is in space. What do you think it is that keeps things stuck to its surface?


Why, God, of course! Invisible holy hands keeping every item down to the ground. Duh! You must be a thicko Rolling Eyes

Crumplecorn
Gallente
Eve Cluster Explorations
Posted - 2007.12.24 15:54:00 - [8]
 

It is time for mankind to enter the solar system.

Jaerl
Caldari
Nice Boat Owners Club
Posted - 2007.12.24 15:55:00 - [9]
 

Originally by: Sereifex Daku
Originally by: ReaperOfSly
Originally by: Kindakrof
there is no gravity in space.


The Earth is in space. What do you think it is that keeps things stuck to its surface?


Why, God, of course! Invisible holy hands keeping every item down to the ground. Duh! You must be a thicko Rolling Eyes


I think the OP just meant to say "there is no up or down in space", it's all really relative. I think the ships are just aligned with the galactic orbital 'north' or something, if there is such a thing? They're all spinning around the galactic core - like all (cept Uranus, cos it's a freak) the planets in our solar system spin upright too.

And I think it'd be a bit confusing seeing all topsy-turvy ships in EVE too...

Surfin's PlunderBunny
Minmatar
Sebiestor Tribe
Posted - 2007.12.24 16:06:00 - [10]
 

Because at CCP they got no atrophysicists, but an overabundance of experts in hydrodynamics Very Happy

Irish Whiskey
Caldari
Warped Mining
Strip Mining Club
Posted - 2007.12.24 16:46:00 - [11]
 

Originally by: ReaperOfSly
The Earth is in space. What do you think it is that keeps things stuck to its surface?


If the world didnt suck, we'd all fall off.

ReaperOfSly
Gallente
Underworld Protection Agency
South Pole Dancers
Posted - 2007.12.24 20:58:00 - [12]
 

Originally by: Jaerl
Originally by: Sereifex Daku
Originally by: ReaperOfSly
Originally by: Kindakrof
there is no gravity in space.


The Earth is in space. What do you think it is that keeps things stuck to its surface?


Why, God, of course! Invisible holy hands keeping every item down to the ground. Duh! You must be a thicko Rolling Eyes


I think the OP just meant to say "there is no up or down in space", it's all really relative. I think the ships are just aligned with the galactic orbital 'north' or something, if there is such a thing? They're all spinning around the galactic core - like all (cept Uranus, cos it's a freak) the planets in our solar system spin upright too.

And I think it'd be a bit confusing seeing all topsy-turvy ships in EVE too...


That would have been a more precise thing to say Smile

Of course, galaxies (except globular clusters) tend to be flat and round. You could just pick one direction perpendicular to the galactic disc, call it north and program ships to align themselves so that their top points north. I can't think of any particular reason anyone would WANT to do that, but it's always a possibility Razz

Actually, I think eve ships align themselves with the "north" of the solar system, which isn't always the "north" of the galaxy.

Mary Makepeace
Caldari
Neh'bu Kau Beh'Hude
Ushra'Khan
Posted - 2007.12.24 21:46:00 - [13]
 

Originally by: ReaperOfSly
Originally by: Jaerl
Originally by: Sereifex Daku
Originally by: ReaperOfSly
Originally by: Kindakrof
there is no gravity in space.


The Earth is in space. What do you think it is that keeps things stuck to its surface?


Why, God, of course! Invisible holy hands keeping every item down to the ground. Duh! You must be a thicko Rolling Eyes


I think the OP just meant to say "there is no up or down in space", it's all really relative. I think the ships are just aligned with the galactic orbital 'north' or something, if there is such a thing? They're all spinning around the galactic core - like all (cept Uranus, cos it's a freak) the planets in our solar system spin upright too.

And I think it'd be a bit confusing seeing all topsy-turvy ships in EVE too...


That would have been a more precise thing to say Smile

Of course, galaxies (except globular clusters) tend to be flat and round. You could just pick one direction perpendicular to the galactic disc, call it north and program ships to align themselves so that their top points north. I can't think of any particular reason anyone would WANT to do that, but it's always a possibility Razz

Actually, I think eve ships align themselves with the "north" of the solar system, which isn't always the "north" of the galaxy.


In the pursuit of pedantry I have to point out that globular clusters are collections of stars within galaxies, not a type of galaxy. maybe you were thinking of irregular galaxies, like the magelenic clouds.

Oh, and it's a game for Pete’s sake, if you are going to pick on a science problem, avoid something that is solved by simple convention, like up (or north on the planet) and pick on something like the apparent drag that is occurring in the vacuum of space (max velocity).

Benco97
Gallente
Terraprobe Dynamics
Posted - 2007.12.24 22:11:00 - [14]
 

Originally by: Mary Makepeace
pick on something like the apparent drag that is occurring in the vacuum of space (max velocity).


Where you're ALL going wrong is the fact that we are NOT in space, we're flying around inside a dense cloud.
I'm serious Shocked

Gyfrex
Sebiestor Tribe
Posted - 2007.12.24 22:36:00 - [15]
 

Actually we aren't in space at all...we are in a digitized world full of data and nothing else...also gravity is everywhere, its just weaker in some places than in others.


 

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